James Jaillet

Carrier to pay $262k to drivers fired for participating in FMCSA investigation

| August 20, 2014

Gaines Motor Lines has agreed to pay $262,500 to four former drivers who the Department of Labor deemed to be fired in violation of federal whistleblower protection laws. This is lower than the original $1.07 ...

Diesel price hits 9-month low

| August 19, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell another eight-tenths of a cent in the week ended Aug. 18, putting it at $3.835. That’s the lowest the national average price has been ...

Navistar denied request to dismiss lawsuit over alleged engine defects

| August 19, 2014

A federal court Aug. 18 ruled to deny a motion made by Navistar-International to dismiss one of the lawsuits brought against it over its EGR-only MaxxForce engine line, according to court documents.

FMCSA wants industry’s help in producing ‘reg neg’ driver training rule

| August 18, 2014

In an attempt to satisfy requirements of the current MAP-21 highway funding law, FMCSA says it is checking the feasibility of producing a required entry-level driver training rule as a “negotiated rulemaking,” or “reg neg.”

Drivers, foreman awarded $953k after refusal-to-drive firings

| August 18, 2014

Two drivers and a foreman for the Pontiac, Mich.-based Asphalt Specialists have been awarded $953,916 in back wages and damages after the Department of Transportation deemed they were wrongfully terminated for refusing to drive beyond ...

10 things to see, do and know for the Great American Trucking Show

| August 18, 2014

The Great American Trucking Show starts this week (Aug. 21) and has plenty for drivers and owner-operators. As a primer for the show, here are 10 things you can see or do or should know ...

Hours, brakes top out-of-service violations in this year’s Roadcheck inspection blitz

| August 15, 2014

Of the 72,415 drivers inspected in this year’s Roadcheck inspection spree, 4.8 percent were placed out-of-service, and more than half of those were placed out-of-service due to hours of service or logbook violations.

Speed limiters, liability insurance hike rules see action, move closer to publication

| August 14, 2014

A rule to require the use of speed limiters on trucks and a rule increasing the minimum insurance requirements for carriers both were sent to the Office of the Secretary of Transportation last week. Both ...

James Jaillet

James Jaillet is the News Editor for CCJ and Overdrive. Reach him at jjaillet@randallreilly.com.

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